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Western Obstetrics believes in the importance of excellent of care being available to everyone, for this reason we provide standard pregnancy care with a GP Obstetrician and Midwife at an affordable price*. While there is a cost per consultation, some services associated with your care will be bulk billed. While some additional charges do apply for non-standard services and consultations with our allied health providers, we try to limit the gap where possible.

We offer three models of care: 

  • Western Obstetrics Care: delivering at Osborne Park Hospital
  • Public Shared Care: delivering at another Public Hospital
  • Private Shared Care: delivering at SJOG Subiaco with your choice of Specialist Obstetrician working alongside Western Obstetrics

If you need to see a member of our allied health team, there may be a small out of pocket expense. Importantly, we will let you know what these costs will be before you book in to see them.

All children under 16 years or age will be bulk billed.*

If you do not have Medicare, please ask us for a quote for your care.

*  Must have a valid Medicare card. 

You will be cared for by our team of Midwives and your choice of GP Obstetrician. While there is a cost per consultation, some services associated with your care will be bulk billed. While some additional charges do apply for non-standard services and consultations with our allied health providers, we try to limit the gap where possible.

Your birth will be attended by one of our Western Obstetrics GP Obstetricians, covering the Western Obstetrics on call roster at Osborne Park Hospital on the day of your delivery. In some instances that we do not have a Western Obstetrics GP Obstetrician on call, your birth may be attended by the medical team that is covering the Osborne Park Hospital labour ward on the day of your delivery. 

For your care after birth there will be no out-of-pocket expense to see our GP Obstetricians and Midwives (up to 6 weeks)*.

If you need to see a member of our allied health team, there may be a small out of pocket expense. Importantly, we will let you know what these costs will be before you book in to see them.

If you do not have Medicare, please ask us for a quote for your care.

*  Must have a valid Medicare card. 

STANDARD CARE NON STANDARD CARE AND ALLIED HEALTH
~$733** Out of Pocket Expense

**Based on standard schedule of antenatal and postnatal care, including pregnancy management fee. Any additional appointments outside of schedule may incur further out of pocket fees. 

You will be cared for by our team of Midwives and your choice of GP Obstetrician. While there is a cost per consultation, some services associated with your care will be bulk billed. While some additional charges do apply for non-standard services and consultations with our allied health providers, we try to limit the gap where possible.

Your birth will be attended by the medical team that is covering the labour ward at the hospital on the day of your delivery. 

For your care after birth there will be no out-of-pocket expense to see our GP Obstetricians and Midwives (up to 6 weeks)*.

If you need to see a member of our allied health team, there may be a small out of pocket expense. Importantly, we will let you know what these costs will be before you book in to see them.

If you do not have Medicare, please ask us for a quote for your care.

*  Must have a valid Medicare card. 

STANDARD CARE NON STANDARD CARE AND ALLIED HEALTH
~$733** Out of Pocket Expense

**Based on standard schedule of antenatal and postnatal care, including pregnancy management fee. Any additional appointments outside of schedule may incur further out of pocket fees. 

Should you wish to deliver at a private hospital but see the Western Obstetrics team for your antenatal and postnatal care, Dr Prosser can offer you shared care with Dr Charles Armstrong, Specialist Obstetrician at SJOG Subiaco. 

If choosing the Private Shared Care option, your antenatal and postnatal care will be with Dr Prosser and one of our wonderful Midwives. You will be required to see Dr Armstrong at his rooms at SJOG Subiaco at 20 weeks, 36 weeks and 37/38 weeks. Please note that further fees apply for your Specialist Obstetrician appointments as outlined below. 

FEES

APPOINTMENTS SPECIALIST OBSTETRICIAN
Standard schedule of care with Western Obstetrics (including 30 week pregnancy management fee) ~$889 (out of pocket)**
20 Week Specialist Appointment $265*
28 Week Pregnancy Management Fee $950*
36 Week Specialist Appointment $125*
39 Week Specialist Appointment $125*

*A Medicare rebate will be claimable for your Specialist Obstetrician appointments, please check with your specialist directly on the claimable amount. 
**Based on standard schedule of antenatal and postnatal care, any additional appointments outside of schedule may incur further out of pocket fees. 

If deemed necessary by your Specialist Obstetrician, you may need to have further follow up appointments between 38 weeks and the delivery of your baby. A follow up appointment fee will be charged at these appointments (same price as the 36 week appointment). 

The fee estimate provided above does not cover services provided by allied health, other doctors such as anaesthetists and paediatricians, or other costs associated with your hospital stay such as pharmacy, pathology and partner boarding. You may contact the service provider or delivering hospital directly to receive an estimate of these costs. 

If you require appointments in addition to the standard schedule, these appointments will be payable by you, though Medicare will rebate a portion of the cost. 

Patients who have reached the Medicare safety net, may have a lower out of pocket expense. 

For your delivery at SJOG Subiaco, the your Specialist Obstetrician is a no gap provider for all health funds, provided you are eligible for Medicare. 

Patients who are not eligible for Medicare will be liable for additional costs. This information can be provided separately. 

If your pregnancy was to become high risk, you will be required to transfer to your Specialist Obstetrician completely and an additional cost may be incurred. 

For more information regarding our care, please see the information in the drop downs below: 

Standard care includes regularly scheduled visits with your Midwife and General Practitioner Obstetrician throughout your pregnancy journey including up to 6 weeks postpartum for mum and baby.

Non-standard care may be recommended throughout your pregnancy due to different medical conditions. These may include Iron Infusions, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Dietary Advice and Lactation Consultations. All fees will be explained upon referral and before we schedule any appointments for you.

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